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honestly

Friendship

Summer evenings beckon me outside when the heat of the day tapers, just before the heaviness of night falls. It’s always been that way. When the world settles into a brilliance of colors and smells, and this waft of peacefulness settles in for a brief stay. read more

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Backyard Fire Pit Party

Moms – you need a playdate. For you. Here’s what you’ll need to host an easy fire pit party. It doesn’t have to be fancy or elaborate, in fact, keep it simple and casual. And the great thing about evening get-togethers? It’s dark! The tidying required in advance is minimal. read more

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What if I want More Sex?

I get asked about low sex drive in men often in my practice. It’s probably not shocking to read that 40 to 50% of women struggle with low sexual desire, but did you know that 20 to 25% of men struggle as well? Here are some tips to help you move forward if this is an issue in your marriage. read more

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How Parenting Changed my Marriage

We had no idea that day how raising little people together would change us. Because yes, mothering has changed me and being a father has changed Derek. So if we’re both different as a result, why have I been surprised our relationship has also changed? read more

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What If You Initiated Sex

Some women struggle to get past their good-girls-don’t-like-sex upbringings, while others feel intimidated by today’s over-sexualized culture. Regardless of where you are on the spectrum, initiating with dignity is possible. read more